I am really excited to be teamed with Keith Sharkey on our YBOA project. Keith Sharkey’s research focuses on understanding the physiology and pathophysiology of the neural control of the gastrointestinal tract and brain-gut interactions. I have a background in biology, so I enjoyed talking with Keith on the value of science and art interaction in research initiatives. My own family has greatly benefitted from non-pharma health strategies including outdoor play and exercise as well as dietary initiatives impacting our physical and brain health. The painting illustrates the benefits of outdoor social interaction and contains food elements that are powerful pro and prebiotics such as sourdough bread and artichoke respectively.